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December 22, 2012

Very high fire danger in effect again today

GREENVILLE — The Texas Forest Service has placed Hunt County and most of the surrounding area under a "very high" risk of fire today, due to the continued drought conditions and chances for gusty winds today.

There are no bans on outdoor burning or fireworks in Hunt Countyn at the present time, although fire officials are asking residents to use extreme care with both.

The use of all fireworks are illegal inside Greenville and all of the incorporated cities in Hunt County, but they are allowed in the unincorporated areas.

There are also restrictions to outdoor burning. The burning of household trash is only permissible during daylight hours and the wind speed cannot be greater then 23 mph. Natural materials, such as brush and limbs can be burned, but not treated or painted lumber. No prohibited material — including but not limited to rubber, plastics, wire, insulation and furniture — can be burned, and a responsible person must be present during active burning.

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